Thursday, August 16, 2007

Independence Day...!


15 years ago, as a kid - Independence Day used to be a terrific day for me. We used to get the much awaited holiday (a breather in scorching summers) get reasons to buy new clothes & ofcourse watch Television (we juss had Doordarshan that time but that was boon for us !!) full day without any burden of doing home-work or any other household chores, play for hours during evenings - true independence indeed. Success for us, in those times was merely getting "1st" rank in class & the celebrations post results & during birthday parties.

Today, As India marks its 60 years of independence - I sit here & watch Indian Independence Day Videos on YouTube - all I can say is that Time has changed a lot till then. Last six eventful decades has really helped India in shaping up its position in global arena -the exponential growth, exchange rate, the IT Boom, the software hub tag, the rising number of millionaires, ever increasing advancements in Science & Medicine and the best of all its ever famous Democratic Values are few things that makes India create frequent audible beeps in the world. Makes one feel proud - ain't it?

The most notable change in India I feel has been in the mindset of people - parents now encourage their kids to pursue uncommon professions (Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers are in abundance already) like Corporate Trainers, Recruitment Consultants, Scientists, Hair Stylists, Fashion Designers, Theatre Artists, Tourist Guides etc. and thats beneficial for country as a whole indeed. I read somehere - "Unless, one tries out various things - one can never realise what one's best at?" Anyways, I leave you all (my Indian friends here) with mixed feelings of nostalgia, enthusiasm & reverence for the great country with the most widespread diversity.
N'joy the video....

6 comments:

Ajay Yawalkar said...

are sahi likha hai yaar
tum writer bhi ho !! :)

Karthick Ramachandran said...

hey nice post :)
infact i like ur layout. guess u feel nostalgic when celebrations happen back home...!!
sometime even when v dont celebrate it @ home.. v will jus feel nostalgic abt it! :)

ashwater said...

What a nice thing to remember India on 60 th anniversary.

people celebrate Independence day in different ways but Joy & Sence of Togetherness /Pride are common.
iNDIA has progressed well @ new generation has played a mojor role in giving financial independence along with optimism.
Saare jahan se achchha..
HINDUSTAM HAMARA...
LONG LIVE INDIA.
very impressive & timely blog..

Dhruva said...

Success for us, in those times was merely getting "1st" rank in class & the celebrations post results & during birthday parties.


VERY TRUE :) ... THE PARAMETERS TO JUDGE OURSELVES AS SUCCESSFUL OR NOT HAS BECOME A LOT MORE COMPLICATED NOW ... HMM, NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT ...

Anonymous said...

Well...after Independence day blog , everybody expects some gandhigiri related blog on 2nd October.
I am sure you will certainly oblige your fans.

Anonymous said...

chak de INDIA..